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The Cuban Embargo Destroyed Americans’ Freedom

Amidst increasing speculation that President-elect Trump is going to reverse the Obama administration’s attempts to normalize relations with Cuba, this would be a good time for Americans to start pushing back against any further destruction of their rights and liberties at the hands of their own government. A good place to start pushing back is by standing firm in ...

OSU’s Foreign Policy Blowback

Those who keep hoping that gun control will protect them from terrorist retaliation for U.S. interventionism in the Middle East had their hopes dashed last week at Ohio State University. That’s because the lack of gun didn’t stop Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a Somali-born Ohio State student, from intentionally driving a car into pedestrians and then slashing people with ...

An Open Letter to President-Elect Trump

Dear President Trump: You have a choice: to become an ordinary president, just like George W. Bush and Barack Obama, or one who goes down in history has having left an extraordinary legacy for freedom in America and the world. Why do the ordinary? Why follow the path of Bush and Obama? Why not an extraordinarily different and positive direction—one that ...

The Problem Is Foreign Interventionism, Not Muslims

With Donald Trump’s accession to the presidency, the U.S. anti-Muslim crusade is going into full swing. According to an article in the November 14 issue of the Washington Post, hate crimes against Muslims hit their highest level since 2001. An article in yesterday’s Post stated that four mosques have received letters stating that Trump will do to Muslims what ...

The U.S. War against Castro Comes to an End

With the passing of former Cuban president Fidel Castro over the weekend, the decades-long U.S. war waged against him finally comes to an end, even if the decades-long embargo against the Cuban people continues. Castro was one of the most tyrannical dictators in the world. After taking power in 1959, he refused to permit democratic elections, suppressed dissent, censored the ...

Donald Trump, Drug Warrior?

For the millions of people whose lives have been ruined or are going to be ruined by the drug war, so far things are not looking too positive under a Donald Trump administration. That’s because the man who Trump wants to be his attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, is one of the government’s most ardent drug warriors. Sessions opposes ...

Don’t Forget FDR’s Authoritarianism

As the left continues to decry the authoritarian tendencies of President-elect Trump, they conveniently forget those of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who they continue to extol as one of America’s greatest presidents. Even though FDR’s authoritarian actions took place more than 80 years ago, they have had a lasting impact on the American people and American society. Just think about ...

Anti-Intervention and Pro-Freedom

The biggest and most important issue of our time is what the role of the federal government should be in foreign affairs. With the election of Donald Trump, the debate on this issue is coming out into the open. The issue is interventionism vs. non-interventionism — that is, should the U.S. government continue to intervene and meddle in the ...

A Formula for Libertarian Success

By garnering around 4 percent of the national vote, Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson received more votes than any other LP presidential candidate in history. Nonetheless, 4 percent is still a far cry from winning the presidency, a fact that has caused some libertarians to succumb to feelings of despondency, despair, defeat, and depression, especially since much of the ...

Trump and Allende

Throughout the presidential campaign, President Obama, the national security establishment, and the mainstream press maintained that Donald Trump is unfit to be president. Obama said that Trump is “temperamentally unfit” to be president. For her part, Hillary Clinton stated, “This is not someone who should ever have the nuclear codes. It’s not hard to imagine Donald Trump leading us ...

FFF’s Drug War Video Project Launches Today

Today we launch our new Drug War Video Project, whose aim is to accelerate an end to the war on drugs, one of the most immoral and destructive government programs in U.S. history. Featuring a broad array of speakers, whose videos will be posted in the coming weeks, the video series presents each presenter’s reasons as to why it’s ...

Trump’s Supporters Don’t Yet Get It

Trump’s supporters are on the right track, but they still just don’t get it. They know that something is wrong with America. They are characterized by a deep sense of dis-ease about where our country is and where it is going. On a personal level, many of them are barely making ends meet. They have little or no savings. They ...
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